The North Carolina Writers’ Network offers two annual fiction contests: the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the Doris Betts Fiction Prize. Both contests are currently accepting submissions.
The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize accepts unpublished fiction manuscripts up to twelve double-spaced pages. The competition is open to all writers regardless of geographical location or prior publication.
The winner of the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize receives $1,000 and possible publication in The Thomas Wolfe Review. The deadline for submissions is January 30. For complete information, and to submit, click here.
The Doris Betts Fiction Prize awards the first-prize winner $250 and publication in the North Carolina Literary Review. Finalists will also be considered for publication in the NCLR. The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. NCLR subscribers with North Carolina connections (live or lived in NC) are also eligible.
Entrants to the Doris Betts Fiction Prize should submit unpublished short stories up to 6,000 words. One entry per writer. No novel excerpts. Stories do NOT have to relate to NCLR’s annual special feature topic.
The deadline for submissions to the Doris Betts Fiction Prize is February 15. For complete details, and to submit, click here.
North Carolina Writers’ Network
PO Box 21591
Winston-Salem, NC 27120